Articles in Cooperation
The Fairtrade programme is doing good things here. The village where I live now has clean water and receives electricity. It’s very exciting – we never believed this would be possible!
We recently sent Suma Member Bob to be a (very friendly) Dragon in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style judging of young people’s community projects in Bradford.
Four of Suma’s customers, Field Fayre, Eight day, Dyfi Wholefoods and Honeysuckle – all successful cooperatives, celebrate their accomplishments and achievements.
Meet Carishea – Fairtrade bodycare producers who make shea butter based body washes and body balms. Carishea work with social projects in both Ghana and Scotland, to create unique ethically sourced products from source to shop.
In honour of Fairtrade Fortnight and the Year of the Cooperative, today we are being visited by members of the Ghanaian cooperative that farm the cocoa for Divine’s incredible chocolate.
Suma recently attended the annual Future Coops conference, where a theme under discussion was the power of UK Banks. If you, like many of us, are sick of the behaviour of the large banks, then a new resource can help you move your money to a cooperative bank, your local credit union or building society.
We are thrilled to announce that we are the proud winners of the Phillip Baxendale ‘People and Culture’ award!
At Suma we have always enjoyed our international links and recently we sent one of our members to Durban in South Africa as a member of a Leeds City Council twin towns delegation, sponsored by the Commonwealth Fund.
Meet Iris- a fellow workers’ coop and producers of Suma’s brand new pasta range!
The UK Cabinet Office are serious about using worker cooperatives to deliver public services – Suma is able to help drum up support